Never pick a fight with an ugly person, they've got nothing to lose.
Circumstances do not make a man, they reveal him.
Instinct is a marvellous thing. It can neither be explained nor ignored.
One who loses wealth loses much. One who loses a friend loses more. But one who loses courage loses all.
You can best serve civilization by being against what usually passes for it.
The absent are never without fault, nor the present without excuse.
A friend to all is a friend to none
The simple things are also the most extraordinary things, and only the wise can see them.
Challenges are gifts that force us to search for a new center of gravity. Don't fight them. Just find a new way to stand.
If we do not lay out ourselves in the service of mankind whom should we serve?
Courage, above all things, is the first quality of a warrior.
Wonder is the beginning of wisdom.
Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.
Wisdom... comes not from age, but from education and learning.
There is nothing more uncommon than common sense.
There are no eternal facts, as there are no absolute truths.
The most certain sign of wisdom is cheerfulness.
Every intelligent individual wants to know what makes him tick, and yet is at once fascinated and frustrated by the fact that oneself is the most difficult of all things to know.
You always admire what you really don't understand.
Compassion is the basis of morality.
Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.